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  1. Introduce Yourself
    Hello Havanese moms and dads, We have had our pure-bred Havanese, Lilly for 3 years now. She is a very unique dog. She is very independent, likes affection only when she initiates, and doesn't play well with other dogs (she shows her teeth and does false bites... especially when approached from...
  2. Puppy Area
    Hello Everyone!! My little pup is now almost 7 months old and is pretty well trained, but it wasn't always that way! I found a FREE training course online with Zac George. The class was really amazing and actually did wonders for me and Sunny. They even has a facebook support group to...
  3. Introduce Yourself
    My Finley keeps trying to get my attention and as soon as I give it, he wants to bite my hands, pull on my jeans, nightgown, my hair, you name it, he'll bite it and pull it. I think he thinks of this as part of a game sometimes. Being blind is no excuse, I know. He plays tug-of-war so wellll! Or...
  4. General Discussion
    Hello! We have a 4 year old male Havanese and a 5 month old German Shepherd puppy that we brought home at 8 weeks old in August. Our Havanese has not responded to the new pup quite like we thought he would. He seems incredibly grumpy and constantly growls and barks at her, and avoids her as...
  5. General Discussion
    I am putting this in general discussion because it covers both feeding and training. So first for some backstory: We have a 9 month old puppy. He has been on 5 different dog foods and lots of chicken/rice/pumpkin or beef/rice/pumpkin combinations. He has been on 3 doses of antibiotics as...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    Hello all, I am new to this forum and wanted to ask you all a quick question. We are considering getting a Havanese puppy to join our family. Me and my wife both work and even though we work from home a lot, there are times (2-3 days a week at times) where no one is at home for 4-6 hours. I...
  7. General Discussion
    So my sweet baby girl Mattie is 4 months and 3 weeks old. I've got her to learn stay pretty well. She is rebelling against her leash though. I've let her get used to walking around with her harness on then the leash on dragging it around. When I try to pick it up and lead her though she just...
  8. General Discussion
    Hi everyone! I am still working my way through this puppy phase with Jaxon. As mentioned in a previous thread, we were having issues with him in his crate once he learned to get out of the ex pen. KRandall gave me the suggestion of Crate Games. I have used this and it has helped. He runs right...
  9. Training Tips and Advice
    Hello, everyone: I've had my puppy for a couple of days. He's approximately 10 months to a year old. He's been quite good so far. The woman I rescued him from said he was crate trained. Now this is my first dog so bear with me. What exactly does that mean? This is our dog's behavior: First...
  10. Training Tips and Advice
    So Archer is ALMOST 6 months now. Wow, you guys said the time flies and you were right! We're doing pretty well but we are still working on loose leash walking. I'm using two techniques at the same time- I picked up one from each puppy class I went to. 1) Lure the dog using food to stay at...
  11. Grooming
    Just buzzed /trimmed Archer's paw pads. I tried a new idea I had, & it worked out great. 2 person job: Shake some extra tasty canned dog food and same volume water in a jar until smooth. Suck up into 60 CC syringe and the holder lays dog on back and slowly administers the tasty blend while the...
  12. Training Tips and Advice
    Hi all, Archer is continuing to do well. We are working on "drop it", still, to battle the outside compulsion to mouth/attempt to eat _everything_. I am having some success as long as I have a treat at hand. At other times, he basically goes nuts and I think that is sometimes during what you...
  13. Puppy Area
    Figured I'd post a general update on here and include some pics. Things are going well with Archer who is now just under 12 weeks old. We're still not 100% on potty training but doing lots better. We had a big party for my boyfriend's birthday and Archer was a star. He wanted to be with everyone...
  14. Grooming
    Hi all, I just got my set of grooming tools and I am working on grooming my 10-week old, Archer. I just want him to get used to everything we do on a daily basis so it will be easy when he is older. I have to admit I am finding this tough! The breeder said he was a really mellow guy and easy to...
  15. Training Tips and Advice
    Hi all, Wanted to ask for the group's feedback about different philosphies on raising puppies & dogs. I have downloaded and read Ian Dunbar's "Before & After you get your puppy" .pdf's, and I intend to use those as a general guideline. Previously, I've read Karen Pryor's "Don't Shoot the Dog"...
  16. Greater New York Havanese Club
    For our NYC winters. Great article on indoor dog toilets. My Cuddles hates to go out in the snow, very useful information here http://betterwords.typepad.com/nikki_knows_pets/2013/11/piddle-place-review-by-nikki-moustaki-nikki-knows-pets.html I had been using puppy pads when I was not home...
  17. Puppy Area
    Hi all. I will be bringing home my little bundle of joy, Winnie, in a couple of weeks. Would like to take her to puppy kindergarten for socialization and then training in the future. Live in Central MA near Worcester.....anyone know of places to that offer puppy kindergarten classes nearby?
  18. Training Tips and Advice
    http://www.examiner.com/article/how-d-you-do-that Training methods
  19. Training Tips and Advice
    Hello Everyone! I got a 4 month old female from a breeder in NY 2 months ago. She is the sweetest little dog and gets along great with my 3 kids (5,4,2). She is just starting to get used to the idea of going to the potty outdoors. She was paper trained by the breeder. I was looking into...
  20. General Discussion
    We are working a bit backwards. Our baby is 7 months old. She has been “crate trained” since we brought her home. We taught her to ring a bell to go potty, but 1x day she is sneaking off and peeing/popping in the house and not ringing to go out. Also its soooo cold some days and rainy that...
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